France will make it compulsory for people to wear masks in shops and other enclosed public spaces from August, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.
Macron said the coronavirus was spreading again in some places as France opens up beaches, bars and restaurants.
“We have some signs that it’s coming back a bit,” he said in an interview with French broadcasters. “Faced with that, we must anticipate and prepare.
“I ask fellow citizens to wear masks as much as possible when they are outside, and especially so when they are in an enclosed space,” Macron said. “We will put ourselves in a position where we could, for example, make it completely mandatory from Aug. 1.”